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Posted on: 4 September, 2018

Invitation to interested community members to first meeting of renewed Community Drug Action team

An education and awareness program aimed at keeping young people safe from substance abuse will be the first order of business for the revitalised Singleton Community Drug Action team (CDAT).


Interested members of the community are invited to attend the first annual general meeting for CDAT at Singleton Library on Wednesday 12 September 2018 to establish the committee and plan its activities for the coming year.


The need for intervention to reduce the risk of harm from substance abuse among young people in the community was one of the outcomes from the successful Youth and Alcohol and Other Drugs forum held at Singleton Youth Venue recently.


Natalie Zagninski, Council’s Manager Strategy and Engagement, said the CDAT would work in partnership with the Red Cross and the Save a Mate program to raise funds to educate young people about keeping themselves and others safe.


“This kind of initiative is especially timely given school end-of-year celebrations are just around the corner and young people are planning schoolies activities,” she said.


“It’s a great launch project for the new-look CDAT, which is being led by Council’s Youth Services Team Leader Loren Arnott and Community Planner David Baker with a primary focus to support the delivery of early intervention and education programs to Singleton High Schools.


“Other programs could include Save a Mate, Responsible Service of Alcohol, Driver Education and First Aid.”


The Singleton Community Drug Action Team annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 September 2018 in the Community Meeting Room of Singleton Library at 9.30 a.m. Interested people are welcome to attend.

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